William Bird

about 1876–
Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Bird was born about 1876, in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Bird, was 24 and his mother, Fanny Eliza Moulton, was 24. He married Caroline Maiden in 1904, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1891 and Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1911.

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William Bird
Caroline Maiden
Marriage: 1904
William John Bird
Phyllis Maud Bird

Spouse and Children

Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


    William John Bird


    Phyllis Maud Bird


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 4

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 8

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 32

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Bird in household of John Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Bird in household of Jno Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Bird, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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